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1970 Ghia, has the IRS, 1600SP, better brakes and other improvements but without all the massive lights and crap they started throwing on up to '74. Body off rebuild as you can see from photo album below. All of the body panels, glass, wheels, seats, lights, trans, and engine block are OE. Other than that most things are brand new.
Brand new (or very close) parts -
- Wiring harness (front to back)
- Motor internals (1642cc) and complete chrome kit
- Has less than 10,000mi on air ride suspension (from Airkewld)
- Coker white walls
- Daytona Blue Pearl paint (Hot Rod Flatz) - not perfect paint but a good rat rod look
- Brake system rebuild
Has full interior w/ diamond plate door panels and other small parts from karmannghiaparts.com or OE when possible.
I bought the car on a whim after owning a '65 for a few years. The air ride suspension and front beam from Airkewld (http://airkewld.com/products-page/ai...-air-ride-kit/) alone are worth close to $2,000. It is manual valve front and back controls, seem to work as they should but I don't like the slight lean it develops when riding alone. Fine for cruising but a little annoying if on freeway. I have a bunch of other random parts to go with it that are OE...
Needs some small things to be completely done -
Shift knob isn't secured and the wiring from the alternator (converted from old generator system for reliability) needs to be sorted. After you start the car, you have to jump it with a little A/V cord to get it running off alternator. The wiring is pretty damn simple on these things obviously but I never drove it enough to bother sorting it. Gas tank needs to be resealed if you want to fill it up to top.
Overall, this is a nice clean VW Ghia ratrod. Body is rust free and it has no major dents or creases, not absolutely perfect but very, very good.. Runs well but needs battery charged and could probably use a tuneup after sitting for 4 months. Probably only driven it 10x before things got in my way. It isn't a show car or an immaculate resto (obvious by price) but definitely an eyeball catcher and fun cruiser. Taking a hit on what I spent for it and put in already but I want a quick sale.
The back lid won't pop as the cord got stretched I believe so I'm going to have it towed soon to a shop and have them work that out and fix the charging issue mentioned above. If I get done with that...it will $5,700 firm. I've got room for some negotiation if you want to pick up before then but you will have to charge the battery if you plan on going anywhere. Willing to ship. Shipped my '65 from Washington without a hitch and later sold it and shipped to Las Vegas, don't mind working with someone but you need to setup your own shipping for liability reasons.
Give me a shout through email and we'll talk about it. Keen for it to go to a good home - just don't have the interest and time I used to. Kind of sad actually. Yes I have the title clean and clear in my name...
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